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. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. the farmer comes out and looks up at the balloon and one of the balloonists says, excuse me, sir, where are we? and the farmer says, you are in a balloon. the balloonist says, he must be an economist. precisely accurate, and hopelessly useless. [laughter] we have a doctor here amongst us. imagine if you had a terrible case of a cancer patient in acute pain, and your diagnosis was, the person is experiencing a pain crisis. it wouldn't be useful. debt is a symptom of 2008, to be precise. it is what happens when a financial implosion begins on wall street, and then all sorts of dark forces break out, break loose, and they start dismantling the economic and social fabric of the world. these awful events happen once every hundred years
as americans coming from the same place. we all want to live in a safer america. we just differ on how to achieve that. where i think the mark is being missed, and for give the pun, is that i feel like the discussion needs to be about the madness, not about the method. so, let's focus on violence as a topic, certainly, guns is one point of discussion, but i think that there is a broader discussion to be had. but nobody can make any progress until we take some of the emotion out of it. and think about it holistically, we don't want to have unintended consequences and fix one thing and break another, and i think that's where the challange is. the good news we all want to live in a safe america, we need to talk about the best way to achieve that. stuart: that's unbelievely retrained from you, carol. i unleashed earlier on the program against piers morgan and were you restrained. i appreciate that. >> now what, stuart? i'm starting a new party in in america, i'm calling it the common sense party. if you'd like to join me, this is my-- one of my first forays in the common sense party. stuar
it and change the tax basis, the treasury has to call on corporate america to change the withholding tables. all of us get taxes withheld. if they're going to change what rate i'm going to be taxed at, they're going to have to change that table. that's not an overnight process. certainly, the treasury can't afford to let that go too long because everybody will be underwithheld. they'll get a big tax bill. there will be a riot among the people if that happens. what i'm watching is the treasury. if they get nervous enough, they'll ask them to change the tax tables. so far it looks like they smell a deal and haven't asked for it yet. you think we're going to get a deal? >> i think they may try to push it to the end. the other thing i'm watching for is the 17th when the president is due to take his family to hawaii. i don't think he wants to be in hawaii without a deal. something is going to come up. >> ron, what about you? >> i thought the resignation of senator jim demint, who was a staunch conservative, which was a surprise departure, tells me the republicans in many ways are throwing in the towe
specialist tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 will help you get started today. >>> look at shares of bank of america. 1015 is where it is trading right now. firmly above $10 mark. watch for a firm close above 10 and that will give them hope that perhaps they can stay and go higher at this point. watching the stock along with other bank stocks off of news from citigroup. citi laying off 11,000 people. >> starbucks card for the 1% has arrived. at least that is what some are calling the new $450 starbucks gift card made from steel. it comes loaded with 400 bucks, cost $50 to make and only 5,000 of them will be sold exclusively through luxury online retailer gilt.com and that sale starts friday in case you wanted to buy one. >> i think i probably will. >> really? >> 50 bucks to make a steel card? >> you get $400 worth of coffee. >> it cost $450. it cost $50 to make the card. >> can you get -- i assume you can get it replenished? >> that's a good question. >> if you want to use it again. >> i'll probably pass. steel card is heavy. >> i was thinking about how much it would weigh in your pocket. >> maybe by u.s.
silence except for the television. it is america's biggest problem. and on that cheerful note, thank you very much. [applause] >> next, and to raise with to retiring members of congress. dan burton of indiana talks about his 30 years in congress. followed by senator kent conrad on his 26-year career. and a discussion on corporations and stock values. dan burton is retiring from the house this year after 30 years in office. the 15-term congressman represents the fifth district in east central indiana which includes parts of indianapolis and the surrounding suburbs. earlier he talked with c-span about his past investigations of the collective demonstration and the oversight ruled congress. this is 30 minutes. as you exit the institution how would you say it stated? >> it has changed a great deal. it is not the same as when i came 1983. there seemed to be more comedy. tip o'neill was speaker. i will never forget he was the first time he was on the floor raising cane with democrats. he had someone take his place and he came down and started giving me the dickens. after that we bec
in a financial crisis and ms. lagarde, who heals from tax the rich, 75% france is lecturing america, very interesting. >> meanwhile, european markets are down and because the italian prime minister mario monti m a surprise. is going to resign. and silvio berlusconi wants to replace him. europe is appalled. and people blaming the recession for not having more children. 64 births for one thousand women of child bearing age. half of the peak of the baby boom in the 1950's. our next guest has six children, counts them. and what's that-- >> and naham segal. that works. >> have i got that word? >> and light tte candles. >> if you light them i will come. >> you have six children. >> as do you. >> leave me out of this. >> and others people say they can't afford it you're saying it doesn't matter if you can afford them or not. >> if the price tag of having a child scares you the most, you haven't done the right gut test. stuart: so, go ahead and have the children whether you can afford them or not. >> having children is the investment in the future. if we don't have children now and understanding
. stuart: a question for you. >> go ahead. stuart: in america we say you have goose bumps when you're very cold. in england we say you're hen-fleshed. are you either this morning? >> i am both, put together. times a hundred. stuart: excellent. >> i look like rudolph with my nose. stuart: may i recommend you wear a hat and i'm losing my hair and-- >> i do, i have a hat with me as well as ear warmers just not for this hit. can i tell you some things going on behind me today? >> no, don't have time, sorry. that's the way it is. >> i was going to tell you about the drunken revellers and their bathroom experiences, i guess you don't want to know. stuart: you should hear what they're saying, no more drunken revellers, no time. wrap up, keep warm, young lady, i mean it. >> thank you very much happy new year to you. stuart: happy new year to you, lauren. and on thursday, president obama signed an executive order that ends a pay freeze for congress and federal workers that is. as our march this coming here, federal employees will see 1/2% to 1% pay increase and get this, 535 members of congress wil
. >> why can't you be a made in america company? >> you know, this i found, as a matter of fact, the engine in here is made in america. and not only are the engines in here made in america, but engines are made in america and are exported. the glass on this phone is made in kentucky. so we have been working for years on doing more and more in the united states, next year, we will do one of our existing mac lines in the united states. >> you can see the entire interview with tim cook tonight on rock center, that's 10:00 eastern time on your local nbc station, but for now investors are watching the market. apple shares 5.31, which is close to the main lows. this is close to the next s support level on the stock and really catching a lot of people by surprise. >> it's a fiscal cliff decline. this is the greatest capital gains generator of our lifetime. i would love to see what the gains are going to be next year. but i would be saying you need to sell it. we have no idea where the capital gains are going to go, we're going to go over the fiscal cliff, what do you have to lose, the rates are go
: well, father, i think america is in mourning and i think the mood is somber and reflective and we appreciate you being with us today, father jonathan morris and your message there, we appreciate it, sir. >> thank you. >> it's monday morning and training has just begun for the new week, where are we? up 33 points. and maybe speaker boehner making an offer about the fiscal cliff negotiations, maybe he's saying, look, you can tax pat a higher rate incomes over a million dollars a year and maybe that helps market sentiment? we're up 43 points in the very early going. to nicole, google shares are higher. what's this, another analyst raising a price target, is this what happened? >> we're doing the analyst morning for you. you know what? really, take aside what the number is. it just shows you what wall street is thinking. so, if you just take that message, that will give you a clear indication of which way the stocks may be going. so, in in case, ever core partners is looking there and raising the price target to $850 from 830 and they have an overweight rating and so, this basically i
that to america where 45% of the total population gets out of bed and goes to work. according to the wall street journal, in greece total economic activity is down 20% in the past four years. this is a country in financial ruin. the question, how can a country of 11 million repay a 1/2 trillion dollars worth of debt and it's hard to think they could ever recover. heart breaking for someone of greek heritage like our own nicole petallides, it's a dreadful siiuation. >> it is heart breaking and i was hoping, glad you didn't make me do it, trying to throw greece under the bus. the truth is the country is suffering greatly. and grandparents trying to support their sons, daughters, grandchildren all on one pension and many of europeans, they have a different mentality, in certain ways, retiring, off the government and that's not the greeks here in the states, willing to work 25 hours a day. and there's certainly a different mentality there, but they are suffering greatly. one gentleman, nobody talks, but the cemetery, very sad and solemn. stuart: that's a personal side % of the greek tragedy story. n
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have ubs. more litigation heading over these guys. charles: bank of america is up like 100%. i am too afraid of these kind of thanks. i did not like the risk reward. i think there are a lot of on answered questions with what is brewing to meet the surface there. we have morgan stanley as a trade. i do like goldman sachs. i like the comparisons, more than anything else. listening, volume is down. also, we have regulations. at least we know what it is. lower margins because of price transparency. they admit they will lose revenue. all of that stuff is out there. connell: goldman had a settlement of its own on a different story. not love or talk up on on a financial crisis issue. charles: in part because most of the time they were using -- which was a fantastic sign for the stock. will that be a big story next year. charles: you just never know. that is one industry, for whatever reason, they never get a clean bill of health. there is always someone trying to beat the system. you don't think someone will try to figure out a way around basel three. if you configure in around within the ru
this week, we hear. and a list of banks targeted includes j.p. morgan chase, bank of america, u.s. bancorp, pnc financial services and suntrust banks. more details when we've got them. the power and might of unions on display today and being tested. you will see huge protests at the state capital building in michigan where right to work legislation will be signed today. that means workers will be able to choose if they want to join the union. they will no longer be compelled to pay dues. here is the president speaking at a daimler factory in michigan yesterday. >> we do everything we can to encourage companies like daimler to keep investing in american workers. and by the way, what we shouldn't do, i just got, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. stuart: and take away your rights to bargain. is that what's at stake here? is collective bargaining a right? these are obvious questions, we'll be on it through the program and our cameras are right at the action in lansing, michigan. we're also talking to the mayor of lansing, virg bernaro ne
investment in the americas and in europe will sep accelerate. >> well, i wonder, too, if it's not a move reflecting concern about the health of chinese companies. we've seen what happens with the shanghai xos xwrit. if you're a chinese firm, why not try to put some of your commodities abroad? >> i think you make a point with the shanghai composite. we were discussing earlier on how i think actually you're going to see a trend improvement in 2013 in chinese equity markets and i think they are today one of the cheapest equity markets in the world and there is a whole number of reasons why you should increase your chinese asset now. >> okay. japanese brewery sontori are reportedly looking to add bourbon whiskey to their tab. they were looking at making an offer for the u.s. listed group beam. a little early in the morning to be looking at maker's mark. but japanese companies have been on an m&a spree for the year. nozomu kitadai has more. >> overseas m&a deals by local companies have reached the highest level in more than two decades. according to preliminary figures by m&a advisory firm re
production is increasing, this quarter ford projects it will build 725,000 vehicles here in north america. they are increasing it by another 25,000 next quarter. and one other thing, carl, when we talked about importance of trucks. in november, ford had its best month for the f series since november of 2005 selling 56,000 f series trucks. that's an 18% increase compared to last year. you are really seeing the momentum building in terms of production in truck sales. >> yeah. up a fifth on f series. thank you very much. significant number. >> i bought my f series last year. great car. great job. f-350. not diesel. >> where do you keep that? >> it's part of our inn complex. >> got it. >> i assume we think gm might be good? 20 minute >> i think so. >> let's go to rick santelli in chicago. >> if you want to find out what's going on in the states, bob pisani is very accurately discussed, you have to look toward europe. so let's look toward europe. let's look at 24-hour charts. let's look at a 24-hour chart of the euro currency. started to do much better. you throw up the bund. many areas whethe
can go back to sleep in america. i wanted to tuck people back in. >> is jack jacobs on the phone? let's take a pause. >> i put colonel jacobs back to sleep. >> no one can put colonel jacobs to sleep. he's hyperactive. as we indicated earlier in the show, a long-time friend, sometimes under ling of general norm an schwartzkopf. colonel jacobs, i was mentioning at the top of the show that the impact that general schwartzkopf, then colonel schwartzkopf had on me from an incident in vietnam that a woman in iowa, peg mullen, wrote about in a book called the "friendly fire" about the death of her son a young army private. general schwartzkopf was the army commander and he was so human and approachable to mrs. mullen. it was impressive. clearly he was an impressive guy. tell us your thoughts and memories of general sworts co h schwartzkopf. >> he was an impressive guy. i he met him when i whe was a mr and i was a lieutenant. i had an unpleasant experience with him during which i was trying to exercise my authority and responsibility. he is a higher ranking guy telling me, no, i he wasn't go
, right, carl? >> at the nasdaq, iraq and afghanistan, veterans of america, a non-profit organization with more than 200,000 members. great to see them today as well. a lot of charity this morning, even on the general news morning shows about facebook. if you haven't heard already, randi zuckerberg posted a pitch of her family, thought it was private, somebody saw it on their feed, put it on twitter, she responded angrily saying it was way uncool and beyond human decency and it has raised, once again this argument, debate about privacy settings and whether or not you should trust social media in general, dennis. >> a big lead-in there such a powerful medium. seeing it, of course, by this very example. right now, people, they don't feel comforcomfortable. but compelled to do it any watch behavior, as much as people talk about they don't like it, people use it putting more and more information online via social networks. i think there's a strange dichotomy about what we think we want and what we actually do. for most people, they don't square but doesn't matter. >> all would be academic
between america, i think, and really growth is having a long-term fiscal plan. what i would like to see, and i really like bob corker, he is a great guy, he's the kind of person we need in the u.s. senate, but i'd like to see some of these cuts locked in now, and i'd like to see some of this entitlement reform locked in today. i don't want to see all of that wait for six weeks. >> hmm. what's the right level for dividends and capital gains, do you think? should they be lower than ordinary income? >> look, i think what you will see is i think they'll both probably go to 20% would be my guess. i don't think you'll see dive dinds go back to ordinary income rates. >> is that okay? >> that's part of bowles-simpson or simpson-bowles, put it back at ordinary rates. what's ordinary rates coming down to? >> we brought ordinary rates down to 23%. you know, that's a horse of a different color. ordinary rates are going to be -- >> is it 23 or 28? that's another thing we always hear. >> well, what we put out is what the zero option was, which got it down to 8% of $70,000. 14% up to $210,000. and a m
is what dupont is talking about next year. 1.5% growth in north america, 4% in asia pacific. i do agree chain a's definitely a bright spot. that's certainly pretty good. dupont really big company, they operate across chemical business, they operate in electronics, agriculture. remember, housing, they owned the tybeck insulation business, that's been a monster business for them overall. i think china is the bright spot. if you look carefully, they're talking about 8% to 12% decline in revenues in 2013. even though they said we're projecting pretty much the same in 2013, as 2012, the ceo said there are signs of improvement in china. yet their numbers overall this year weren't that good. still, i'd say pretty cautious, hopefully china starting to emerge. again, fourth quarter may be the bottom here for china. guys, back to you. >> totally agree. joy would not be having this move if china were really going to be bad in 2013. it is a unique china play. let's check the bonds and dollars. rick santelli in chicago. rick, take it over. >> all right. well, if we look at interest rates in the 10-y
the reputation for america as someplace that pays its debts hostage is a terrible idea. i'm hoping this will be a good precedent for getting the debt limit issue out of the way. and then there will be legitimate public policy debates about how much and what kind of spending cuts. >> congressman, this is dan greenhaus. let me say, you're hilarious and i'm going to miss you. jonathan tweeted, obama has utterly caved on taxes and inviting future hostage tactics by the gop. does that sound right to you? >> no. in the first place, he has insisted on raising taxes, letting taxes go up, is what we're doing, for people above a certain income level. he does not control the house of representatives. part of this issue, you know, people forget, the american people are the ones who set this stage. they voted for one set of people in 2008, then they changed their minds. at least those who voted, and voted for a different set of people in 2010. we have an unusual constitution. in america you're governed by the results of the last three elections, not just the last election in most other democrac
, latin america. four out of the top eight markets of the world, when you asked, do i care what i look like, latin america. the market for tupperware products in latin america, $1 billion, $22 billion in cosmetics. >> how are you going up against the competitor? because most people think avon as the vehicle for cosmetics. >> all of our latin american businesses are way up. they're up double digits. we're pleased with what's happening there. >> okay, rick, huge in france. we know french economy not that good. women want to make some money during this period. france is strong for you. >> we've grown, almost doubled the company in the last five years in france. we're the biggest company of our kind in france. we're the largest seller of cookbooks in france. we had some issues the first two quarters, during the election, as you know, most of the consumers sat on the sidelines. we're starting to see it come back to life again. so we feel very good about france. ditto germany. >> isn't that incredible. >> rick, 52-week high when compared to avon. incredible. thank you so much for joining us.
in america. jeff: it is exciting because when you take off, you kind of look into the houses of various people. it is right in the center of a residential area. i am in a parking garage. this is one of the areas that they are hoping to privatize. you know, this shows off a lot of cash. they will privatize the whole airport, though. midway used to be the nation's busiest airport, believe it or not. now, just three big airlines fly out of here. southwest, frontier and delta. it still goes off a lot of cash. very attractive to private industry that would come in but they would lease the airport for a specific amount of time and give the city a certain amount of money. the problem is, when they privatize the parking meters in chicago, they have a billion and a half doll years. the problem was they took that and spent it. mayor manuel says this time he will not spend it all up. he promises. david: we know about those promises. get back on that shot, if you can. that would be a shot that alfred hitchcock would be jealous of. jeff: that is your old friend from new york. he is complimenting you
. he urges "washington politics" to not get in the way of "america's progress." meanwhile, in the republican address, missouri senator roy blunt says the nation can avoid going over the fiscalbama and the democratic- controlled senate work with republicans to solve the problem. >> the senate has approved a 60-point-4 billion dollar emergency spending package for hurricane sandy recovery. the measure, which was backed by democrats, now heads to the house. meanwhile, republican leaders favor a smaller aid package to pay for immediate sandy recovery needs, saying they need more time to consider any additional aid. >> sandy battered the east coast in late october. it was the most costly natural disaster since hurricane katrina in 2005. >> a connecticut attorney is asking permission to sue the state for 100 million dollars on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting in newtown. the attorney says the 6- year-old student, identified as "jill doe," was in her classroom at sandy hook elementary school on december 14th when suspected gunman adam lanza opened fire. lanza ki
angling for a greater share the mobile market but will they pay pc prices? melissa: america's opinion of the least trustworthy profession. that is just ahead. >> i'm robert gray with your fox business brief. stocks moving lower as investors remain focused on washington and the fiscal cliff negotiation. right now the dow is near the lows of the session, off by 52 points. >>> fifth and pacific named former kenneth cole cole chief executive paul blum to lead the juicy couture brand. he takes over as ceo effective immediately. the company in october lowered the full-year forecast and blamed the short fall on sagging sales at juicy. selling its computers is services to equifax for a billion dollars in cash. csc faced several challenges over the past year including a dispute over its contract to provide electronic patient records for britain's national health service. that is the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper lori: in congress we trust? not so much. new "gallup poll" shows half of americans, 54% have a low or very low opinion of congressional honesty
happens is we'll be less competitive. the 20% will grow. we'll have less factories built here in america. it's very important that washington starts working out deals right away so that the fiscal cliff can be history, and we can focus on building factories, higher people, growing. dagen: well, they are not listening to you, drew. i hate to break it to you. in the interim, your company makes wire baskets and does sheet metal fabrication. based on what you see, how much of your own customers pulled back? have you seen layoffs? have you seen spending cuts ahead of the lack of a deal? >> we are seeing many clients pause. we're seeing many clients, particularly in the military, stop ordering. our military sales have plummeted because everybody's concerned about sequestering, and what that's doing is causing a negative ripple effect throughout the economy. you know, the prior guest, senator dorgan, mentioned in the future there could be problems. the problems are already happening. people are adjusting. people are making budgets now for next year, and what they are doing is deflating home peo
about the u.s. treasury markets and how low yields are across the curve. high yield, corporate america, still around 6.5% and loans are around 5% and a more short duration assets. she should be trading at the higher end of the market. >>> when when we talked to david tepper, he said equities are the better value at this point. would you agree with that? >> yeah. i think if we get past this fiscal plan, all likelihood is next year will be a positive year. think about what can drive equity returns next year, it will be more about multiple expansion. he think there will be some leverage growth. where are you going the drive equity returns will be if multiples increase and really drive equity valuations. the high yield market in a lower growth stable market is going to get you good, stable returns with a lot less volatility. we do like some equities here, but we also like the credit markets and the loan markets. >> kevin, why doebts you weigh in on where things stand right now. we know what the fed is doing at this point. if washington gets its act together and we see some sort of an agree
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